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Old 01-12-2008, 06:34 PM   #21 (permalink)
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They are STILL around.

I will make a list tomorrow. There are a whole load of good British bands just now, if you can't find them then you're either not looking hard enough, or not looking in the right places. They may not strictly fit your definition of "indie"...but you haven't exactly made your definition perfectly clear.

If you are merely complaining about all the "NME" bands, then what the **** is the point in that? Dedicate your energy to something more constructive, like finding the GOOD music.
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Old 01-13-2008, 05:49 AM   #22 (permalink)
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well done

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They are STILL around.

I will make a list tomorrow. There are a whole load of good British bands just now, if you can't find them then you're either not looking hard enough, or not looking in the right places. They may not strictly fit your definition of "indie"...but you haven't exactly made your definition perfectly clear.

If you are merely complaining about all the "NME" bands, then what the **** is the point in that? Dedicate your energy to something more constructive, like finding the GOOD music.
Perhaps you didn't get the point. There's no doubt that there are a LOT of good British bands still around. The question is whether there's much NEW of any worth in the indie scene. For instance, one of the only London bands I've heard hyped up in more recent times was one called Les Incompetents. They've split up, and they sounded like your typical trashy post-Libertines garbage rock.
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Yeah, obviously Patrick Wolf. He's been active for like 6 years though, been hearing about him since 2003.

C'mon y'all, English indie kids. Let's have anything worth while to come out of the latest batch of indie brit-poppers, hell, you can go back as far as 2006 debuts if you need to. I'm sure you'll be able to (hopefully) come up with about, say, seven? If not, then we're in trouble.

And no lousy Libertines rip-offs please. And yeah, we all know full well just who and what they are.
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If we're including 2006, I nominate Mystery Jets and The Young Knives...
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If we're including 2006, I nominate Mystery Jets and The Young Knives...
The Young Knives are just Gang of Four rip really, in my opinion.
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Old 01-13-2008, 06:40 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Yeah, obviously Patrick Wolf. He's been active for like 6 years though, been hearing about him since 2003.
He's hardly been active for six years, it just turned 2008 he started in 2002 that's five. Which is pretty recent and I don't know where you hang out but Patrick Wolf was virtually a nobody until The Magic Position, back in 2005 when I first got into him (after his second album) the only people that knew who he was were people that were into the london music scene, that's the only reason I'd heard of him in the first place. No one discussed him, so I'm guessing the "I've been hearing about him since 2003 when his first album just dropped which didn't sell very well or get any radio play" really just means "I just don't want to be proven wrong so I'm going to lie."
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Old 01-14-2008, 12:15 AM   #28 (permalink)
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He's been active since 2003. Regardless of whether or not anyone's heard of him back then, he's not new, which is the topic of discussion here...:\
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He's been active since 2003. Regardless of whether or not anyone's heard of him back then, he's not new, which is the topic of discussion here...:\
Plus, even Wind In The Wires got significant critical attention. So he's hardly a newbie by any definition.
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Perhaps you didn't get the point. There's no doubt that there are a LOT of good British bands still around. The question is whether there's much NEW of any worth in the indie scene. For instance, one of the only London bands I've heard hyped up in more recent times was one called Les Incompetents. They've split up, and they sounded like your typical trashy post-Libertines garbage rock.
Alright cool...I just assumed that if they a band were still around then they would be considered part of "the scene".

Firstly...yeah, I agree with you about all the Libertines ripoffs...there's no originality, nothing interestin about it, and I don't see how so many people can be passionate about it. BUT...I do think the charts in Britain are better now than they were 6-10 years ago. I can tolerate friends listening to this stuff, because I don't think it's BAD music. Just totally uninspiring.

Since you're looking for bands that have recently formed, I can't really think of much. Most of the quality stuff in Britain right now is in the form of Grime and Dubstep music (in my opinion), and it's a bit of a stretch to call that "indie". I like Amusement Parks on Fire a lot, and they formed in 2004...that's the only "indie" band I can think of. Dunno if you'd like them, but they're certainly not a Libertines ripoff. Also, Future of the Left. They're good, but they're no Mclusky.
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